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About On The Verandah

..on the Verandah inspires with American Fusion Fine Dining in Highlands' most scenic setting overlooking Lake Sequoyah. Featuring a unique array of appetizer and entrée recipes from the world over - the fine cuisines of Asia, Europe and the Americas are represented. We use the freshest ingredients available, including locally-grown produce and fresh seafood daily. Menu items include chicken, fresh seafood, Char-Grilled Angus Beef and Chops, pasta and children's menu. After dinner, indulge in one of our many desserts, made in-house. Come sample a Highlands tradition - Sunday champagne brunch from 11am - 2pm. Stop by the Dugout Bar for a small plate, appetizer and a cocktail, beer or glass of wine! Relax with friends after work, before dinner and through the evening.

1536 Franklin Road
Highlands, NC 28741
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Brunch (in-season): Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner Nightly: Starts at 6:00pm; Dugout Bar: Nightly: 4:00pm

Cross Street:
US 64 West

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(828) 526-2338

Website:
http://www.ontheverandah.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy the music of Chad Reed on Friday and Saturday night.

Catering:
For a truly memorable event, ask us about catering your private party, wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, business meeting, luncheon or dinner party. Select from a wide choice of unique dishes influenced by cuisines from around the world.

Private Party Facilities:
We have been serving our unique cuisine for years in Highlands' most scenic setting. Over those years we have hosted wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, anniversary celebrations, bridal luncheons, business seminars, class reunions and many other functions. Let us bring our years of experience in creative food, design and personal service to make this special occasion match your dreams. Enjoy the private use of the verandah dining room, the inside dining room or exclusive use of the entire restaurant. Select from a wide choice of unique dishes influenced by cuisines from around the world.

Private Party Contact:
Suzanne McDavid: (828) 526-2338

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun - Thu 8:00PM - 9:00PM

Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 9:00PM

On The Verandah Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (48)
Waterfront (43)
Special Occasion (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (37)
Good for a Date (33)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Notable Wine List (25)
Romantic (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Live Music (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for Groups (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Cozy (15)
Casual (14)
Authentic (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
·Dined 3 days ago

Debra was wonderfully attentive, knowledgeable and helpful -- backed up by a seemingly flawless kitchen, and ample portions of lovely cuisine -- a great experience!!
Thank you!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The ambiance and live music was wonderful. Food and service was excellent.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was wonderful and we found a favorite wine, that we can’t get back home, on their wine list! The atmosphere and lighting was so nice and service was excellent.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

As usual, the food was very good. What was different this time was the service...not so good. I am usually pretty forgiving of oversights from waiter/waitresses because I know they generally work very hard for not much more than adequate pay. Nevertheless, our waiter was less than attentive; interrupted me once when I was trying to say something to him; and perhaps this will say it all: we had to ask the bus boy to bring some bread to us midway through our meal...the waiter never brought it to us.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was just fabulous. We have eaten there for years, and this meal was the best ever. Thanks for a great night!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very pleased that we changed plans for convenience (for us) of OTV’s location, and had a wonderful meal in a great setting as a result. Enjoyed cocktails, selected a nice bottle from the sizable and not too pricey wine list, terrific salads, appetizers and entrees, shared desserts. The internal ambiance isn’t much to speak of, but it’s clean, comfortable and has the lake-view, so who cares. Waitstaff could have used another body, but managed to be friendly and helpful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Sunday brunch was scrumptious, as always! Our server was superb!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food here is excellent. They have an extensive wine list. On my next trip I will ask to be seated on the porch to have a better view of Lake Sequoia.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wife and I had another wonderful dinner at OTV. Food is great, service perfect (no hovering) and a nice view of the lake. Whenever we come up from Georgia to fish we make sure to have dinner here at least once.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is one of our favorite places in the mountains. You know you will always have a good meal and good service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Live Music
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vip
·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is an established long running successful restaurant now past it's prime. A remodel and menu update is badly needed

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant, food, location, ambiance. As expensive as any of the other excellent restaurants in Highlands. We try to eat here every time we come to Highlands. I consider it one of the top four or five restaurants in Highlands and I place it as either #1 or 2 in my personal rankings. I've never been disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Waterfront, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

So much fun!!! Beautiful ambiance and view. Great food and we loved Debroah our waitress. Perfect night out.

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vip
·Dined on October 19, 2017

Very good food and service. Great to sit on enclosed porch and see the lake!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have a vacation house in Highlands and there are a lot of great restaurants here, but none have the lake view and ambiance of The Veranda. I eat here when I want good food and beautiful nature views. I don’t save it for special occasions only. The food is gourmet quality. The menu has multiple choices. The wine list is extensive. Also the music is lovely but not so long as to impede conversation.

Tags: Cozy, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing ambiance, food, and service. Although disappointed not to be outside as requested two weeks ago, it was still a wonderful night. If you want to sit outside (and trust me you do!). Request a month in advance. Is especially difficult for two as tables for two are limited.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our waitress was amazing, very personable. Food was excellent. The only down side was we had made reservations thinking we would get waterfront seating. Was told that they had a number of walk ins so waterfront was full. Wish reservations received priority. Other than that it was terrific.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding! Beautiful view of the lake. Very quiet setting. Superb wine list. The halibut dinner was amazing!

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We made these reservations for our cousins. They enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere.

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Ambience was the best thing about the restaurant. Food and service were lacking. Not worth the money.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great value for Sunday Brunch. The food was delicious; great salad bar. Good service too.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Definitely a wonderful choice when you're visiting Highlands.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Tapas, Romantic, Fun
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food was good not great, server was rude but warmed up as the meal went along, not worth the money. View was great though

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

On the Verandah was recommended to me as a special place to take my wife for our anniversary. We drove almost an hour from Lake Rabun and it was well worth the drive, which was also wonderful with amazing views and overlooks. The food was awesome. We share an appetizer that was a dish sautéed local mushrooms and then both had an amazing spinach salad with maple dressing and goat cheese. For entree's my wife and I each had one of the evening specials. She loved the Halibut special and I thoroughly enjoyed and devoured the NY cut steak. For deserts she had the Mississippi Mud Pie with freshly made Oreo ice cream and I had the blueberry and peach fruit pie. The view of the lake and surrounding was just as wonderful as the meal and we had an incredible time!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
·Dined on September 29, 2017

Awesome in every way!! Food was amazing!

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was better than expected. Could have eaten there again. Ran out of time.. Will return next year.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

We had a wonderful evening with a porch table overlooking the lake. Our waitress, De-Anna (spelling ?) was delightful ! She was very polished and professional with a quick wit and great sense of humor. My small plate and spinach salad was perfect for me. My husbands trout, while tasty, had too many bones!!!!! That is the ONLY thing negative about the experience. Love On the Veranda.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

We were there for hurricane Irma. Their power was out and they lit candles and cooked via gas. I was very impressed that they stayed open and went the extra mile and made it a wonderful evening. Thank you On the veranda! Your food, service and wine was still a xceptional even with the outage...we were escorted out via flashlight trail...very special!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Authentic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food. On lake. Enjoyed watching the hummingbirds.

Tags: Waterfront
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vip
·Dined on September 4, 2017

Do not miss this place! We got a last minute tip to try On The Verandah during our trip to Highlands and were lucky enough to snag a late reservation.

Laid back vibe with fantastic food--both scallops and steak prepared excellently. Service was attentive and engaging without being overwhelming. We left impressed and with full bellies. We will definitely return.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Always a great atmosphere. Fun chef selections. Comfortable but classy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant and it was outstanding! We were vacationing in the Highlands area and decided to give it a try. Our table was right against the screened in windows overlooking the lake. Beautiful view! Food, service, and wine list were top notch.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Scenic View
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vip
·Dined on September 2, 2017

We regularly visit Highlands NC and each time look forward to dining at On The Verandah. They need a "member" or "frequent-diner card" - we'd be one of their "gold customers", haha.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
·Dined on September 2, 2017

Dinner selections were spot on. Creative food and excellent wine and presanttions

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

As always a great meal with a pleasant view of the tranquil lake from the Verandah. My wife had the filet. It was tender and cooked to perfection on top of a bed of mashed potatoes and flanked with crispy asparagus spears. I had the halibut special. It was Panko crusted with horseradish sauce and garnished with carrots and hericots verts. The service was efficient and friendly. My only negative comment was the noise level on the patio when hosting a full compliment of guests. Our favorite place to dine out in Highlands.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

We were up visiting from Atlanta and I was so excited to go try this place, however my husband and I both thought the food was just average. None of what we ate stood out or would be something we would go back for. My trout had good flavor (again, I wouldn't got back for it) and the side veggies were a couple of boring green beans and some cooked carrots. Pretty spot with nice view, staff was good, just not impressed with what we ordered.

Tags: Live Music, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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vip
·Dined on August 29, 2017

Went to this fabulous place twice! Lamb rib appetizer was great. So. Was duck, scallops & Grouper. Service was perfect. We WILL Return!!

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

The noise level was higher than usual. I suspect because the had the windows closed on the Veranda.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

We look forward to eating here each year when we're in the Highlands. The food is always delicious and the service is very good. Their wine list is excellent.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

We dined here recently at sunset, with a table on the outdoor deck. The setting was beautiful, the food was very good, and the service was good although slow. (The wait person said that two wait personnel were out unexpectedly.)

The appetizer and salad were well-prepared and the entrees were excellent. I thought that the food was priced fairly with regard to its contents and quality. The wine list was extensive but the wine markups seemed higher than usual and there were not enough mid-range wines on the list.

Overall a very good choice but with better service (which may have been a temporary problem) and a wine list not quite as loaded to the upscale I would have loved it.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Romantic
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